By Anne Bello
Published Sep 26, 2011 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Sep 18, 2011 at 1:29 PM ET

Amherst, MA — Amherst is aiming high this season despite losing their top three players from last year. The Jeffs are looking to return to the B Division, which they last played in during the 2008-2009 season. But the Jeffs aren’t just content to move up a division: they are shooting to be back among the top teams in Hoehn Cup play.

Amherst has five new first-year players this season. They are Jake Albert of Taft, Scott DeSantis of Noble and Greenough, Max Kardon of Weston High, Peter Mack of Tabor, and Alex Southmayd of Groton.

The Jeffs will host the Individual Championships this year, and the courts have new maple floors as well as new scoreboards. The team also plans to travel to sunny San Diego during winter break and would love to head abroad if league rules change.

2010-2011 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 14-9

Final Ranking: 19

Team Championships: 3rd in Summers Cup (C Division)

2011-2012 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: Peter Robson

Returning Players from Team Championships: (4) Charles Loesch-Quintin, (5) Stephen Severson (CSA Scholar Athlete, NESCAC All-Academic Team), (7) David Kerr (NESCAC All-Sportsmanship Team), (8) Todd Lavine (CSA Scholar Athlete, NESCAC All-Academic Team), (9) Matt Arnold, (10) Rodrigo Quan, (11) Zach Porges

Graduated/Non-returning players from 2010-2011 Team: (1) Andrew Kriete (Second Team All-NESCAC), (2) Brian Warner, (3) Kevin Cecala, (6) Tom Rapisarda

Additions to the 2011-2012 roster: Jake Albert, Scott DeSantis, Max Kardon, Peter Mack, and Alex Southmayd

Team Goals: To reach the top of the B Division

Key Matches: Williams, Brown, Bates, and Middlebury

To read other team previews, please visit the 2011-2012 College Squash Season Previews page.